The USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles specializes in treating sports-related and recreational injuries affecting the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and neck.
We offer expertise in a full range of treatments for injuries such as tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in the knee, shoulder instability, rotator cuff problems, frozen shoulder, pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, and cartilage preservation procedures.
In addition to being leading experts in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, joint replacement and reconstructive procedures, our specialists at the USC Joint Preservation and Replacement Center also perform traditional procedures to restore damaged joints, ligaments and bones. We are highly regarded in total shoulder replacement as well as treatment of complex fractures.
Our physicians are the official doctors of USC Trojan athletes. We treat professional athletes, Olympians, high school athletes and weekend warriors. Our physicians have worked or are currently working with many professional teams including the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and U.S. Women’s National Soccer.
We treat our patients with a customized approach. By tailoring our treatment and rehabilitation plans to our patients’ sport-specific needs, we help empower them to achieve their personal goals for rehabilitation and injury prevention.
We collaborate across disciplines to ensure our patients receive the most comprehensive care. As an integral part of this multidisciplinary care, physical therapists use specialized skills to assess and treat injuries, prevent pain or further damage, train the muscles needed to participate in a particular sport and, ultimately, enable patients to return to their sport or activity safely and without limitations.
Sports Medicine Physical Therapy
Sports medicine physical therapy is a form of physical therapy (PT) that specializes in preventing and treating injuries that occur as a result of training for and participating in athletic activities. Our sports PT staff focuses on the unique musculoskeletal injuries that occur in athletics, using specialized skills to assess and treat the injury, prevent pain or further damage, train the muscles needed to participate in a particular sport and, ultimately, enable patients to return to their sport or activity safely and without limitations. Sports PT is provided on an outpatient basis at Keck Hospital of USC by therapists who are board-certified in this specialty by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This means that they not only are licensed physical therapists, but also have met rigorous national standards of education, experience and clinical expertise in the specialty of sports medicine.
Among the conditions we treat:
- Elbow and shoulder injuries, including shoulder instability and rotator cuff disorders
- Injuries to knee ligaments and cartilage
- Injuries to ankle ligaments
- Muscle strains
- Tendon injuries
- Overuse injuries
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
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